I am not sure exactly where to start on this one. 'The Government' is using alien DNA to increase the growth patterns of spiders to create an unstoppable army of destruction, but a local college newspaper writer who is obsessed with aliens sticks her nose in. This film concentrated more on aliens than it really did on spiders...at least until the end of the film. The killer spider starts off pretty small but finally grows to enormous proportion at the end. This story had more holes in it than a wiffle ball, but was backed by some decent special effects. All I want to know is...where have all of the competent writers gone? If you rent this, wait until it gets to the 99 cents section.